Plus, answers on how you like to eat oysters.
 
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Put the fun in working out and try a class with a friend. | Photo by zingzhengphotography + HYLO FITNESS
Exercising doesn’t look the same for everyone — what’s fun and muscle-building for one person may be a slog for someone else.

Fortunately, Charleston is home to many opportunities for exercise. Use this guide as a resource for all things fitness in the Holy City.

Pro tip: Not sure which to try first? Try out multiple gyms with a free trial on ClassPass.

For those who are looking to workout but not in a gym

Coastal Climbing, 708 King St., Charleston

It’s a workout, a hobby, and even a lifestyle. Climb to new heights in your workout journey and check this 7000+ sqft space that features a climbing wall, a training room, a fitness area, and a stretching space. Pro tip: Youth walk-ins are limited if you have a young climber book timeslot.

Deal: If it’s your first time climbing, you can snag a day pass for $20 and rental gear for $5.

This photo shows three people in a CrossFit workout squatting with medicine balls.

CrossFit Wando is open from 5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. to help you meet your fitness goals.

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Photo by Shaughn Tillman + CrossFit Wando

For those who believe burpees are a lifestyle

Holy City Crossfit, 80 1/2 Society St., Charleston

This gym is located in the heart of downtown, nestled between King and Meeting Streets. Classes are offered daily, and times vary. The earliest class starts at 6:30 a.m. with the latest offered most days at 6:30 p.m. Fun fact: the gym says it’s the longest continuously operating CrossFit box in the Lowcountry.

Deal: Free introduction includes a chat about your goals and a gym tour.

Workout group poses after a class in a dim light room that's illuminated by pink neon lights.

Strike a pose and feel your best, check out the classes Jane Do offers.

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Photo by Jane DO Charleston

For those who enjoy working out alongside others

Jane DO, 476 Meeting St. Charleston

This workout was created by Radio City Rockettes Jacey Lambros and Danielle DeAngelo. Jane DO offers 50-minute total body workouts, which include aerobics, strength training, and flexibility training.

Deal: New clients can purchase unlimited classes for $40 for a week.
 
Asked
 
What’s your biggest gym pet-peeve?

A. Loud grunting/noises
B. Not wiping down equipment
C. Not re-racking weights
D. Talking loudly on phone
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Valentine’s Candle-Making Class | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 6-8 p.m. | New Realm Brewery, 880 Island Park Dr., Charleston | $40 | Enjoy a cozy and creative candle-making class to celebrate Valentine’s Day — psst this could make for the perfect gift.
Friday, Feb. 9
  • Carnivorous Terrarium Workshop | Friday, Feb. 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse - Charleston, 832 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant | $25-$40 | Make a one-of-a-kind terrarium featuring a venus fly trap, sundrew, pitcher plant, sarracenia, or nepenthes.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • A Brunch of Wishes | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Lamar’s Sporting Club, 570 King St., Charleston | $50 | Enjoy a silent auction, live jazz music, and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar — Each ticket includes the brunch buffet, a cocktail, and benefits Make-A-Wish of SC.
  • Horticulture Happy Hour | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr., North Charleston | $50 | Head to Camellia Garden for charcuterie + a drink that supports Charleston Parks Conservancy’s horticultural park projects.
  • SC Stingrays vs. Savannah Ghost Pirates | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 6:05 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston | $19 | It’s I <3 CHS Night, the Rays will wear jerseys that will be auctioned off for the Lowcountry Heart Walk.
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News Notes
 
Community
  • The City of Folly Beach received ~$8 million to address flooding concerns in the area. The city plans to improve its current drainage system. City leaders say they hope to begin construction as soon as possible and estimate the project will take more than a year to complete. (WCIV)
Eat
  • Chef Daniel Dalton has been named the new executive chef for both The Ryder Hotel and Emeline. Dalton will oversee in-room dining and catering at Frannie & The Fox and Little Palm along with the coffee and casual dining spots housed in the hotels.
Environment
  • Wounded Nature-Working Veterans, a local nonprofit has a goal to make the Lowcountry’s waters cleaner and free of debris. One of their goals is to remove abandoned boats. Abandoned boats pose risks to other boaters, and are hazardous to the environment. (WCIV)
Festival
  • Folly’s Sea & Sand Festival returns Saturday, Feb. 24. Attendees can enjoy live music, explore vendors, restaurants, and bars that will take over Center Street. There will be a surfboard painting contest and fun for the whole family. Tickets start at $10, and residents get in free with a valid ID.
Plan Ahead
  • Cheers on the Pier will return this spring. Soak in live music and beautiful views from the Mount Pleasant Pier. This is a free series and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Things will start Thursday, March 28.
Read
  • “Today Show” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie will visit the Holy City this month for her book tour. Guthrie will be at The Riviera Theater on Sunday, Feb. 18 to share the details of her new book. Tickets are on sale now.
Eat
Shop
  • On the lookout for sweet deals for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Enter: The Southern Gates® online outlet store, Beyond The Gate™, for shiny gifts to give your special someone. Pro tip: Get $30 off the sterling silver swirl earrings — no code required.*
Sports
  • Planning to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? Stream it with a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription — get 30 days free with code SUPERBOWL.*
 
 
The Buy
 
The Giving Heart pillow — a cream, knitted, heart-shaped pillow that’s weighted to replicate the feeling of a real hug. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for loved ones who deserve some extra coziness and care.
 
Answered
 
What’s your favorite way to eat an oyster?
The photo shows raw oysters placed on a tray of ice.

Dig into oysters from 167 Raw.

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Photo by CHStoday

Raw: 45.3%
Steamed: 23.9%
Grilled: 15.7%
Fried: 13.2 %
Other: 1.9%
 
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